U.S. stock index futures struggled for direction on Wednesday, cooling off after a day-earlier rally, as worries lingered about the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus and its impact on global economic recovery.
At 7:17 ET, Dow e-minis were up 0.15% at 35,434. S&P 500 e-minis were up 0.08% at 4,644.25, while Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 0.01% at 15,981.
** BioRestorative Therapies Inc (BRTX.O): up 52.1% premarket
BUZZ-BioRestorative Therapies jumps after CRO agreement for spinal disease therapy
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** CalAmp Corp (CAMP.O): down 17.1% premarket
BUZZ-CalAmp slumps after Q3 results miss estimates
** Biogen Inc (BIIB.O): down 0.1% premarket
BUZZ-Biogen slips as Japan ministry says Alzheimer’s drug difficult to assess
** Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N): up 0.7% premarket
BUZZ-Abbott to gain from procedure recovery, COVID-19 testing in 2022- JPM
** Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI.N): up 1.6% premarket
BUZZ-Stifel upgrades Darden Restaurants to ‘buy’, expects co to outperform peers